Anchoring the Spartans |

Anchoring the Spartans

Garrett Short
Created: January 29, 2020 10:57 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The Mayo girls basketball team has won their last eight games, and 12 of their last 13, thanks in part to center Anna Miller.

The junior stands at 6 feet 3 inches tall, and uses it to her advantage all over the court.

"She's not just tall, she's got a long frame, too," Head Coach Ryan Carpenter said. "That allows her to attack the ball in the air, go secure some rebounds for us, too. Last night, she actually did a really good job of protecting the paint. I think she ended with like 6 blocks on the night."

Even in a talented conference like the Big 9, Miller has an edge thanks to her physical gifts.

"If you just look at some of the other people in our conference that are similar, they don't really quite have the same skill set. Some of the other bigs aren't going to be as quick as her. Some of the other guards that try to match up with her just don't have the size to compete in the post with her," Carpenter said.

But it's not just her physical gifts. Miller plays year-round to hone her skills, which can be seen in her growth as a shooter.

"Being in the gym a lot and just feeling more confident in my shot and my form has definitely helped me increase my scoring abilities," Miller said.

A rare combination of size and skill, Miller is working for an opportunity to play basketball at the next level.

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